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Opting Out

Opting Out

Sheila Lawlor - Public Services

The education Bill before Parliament honours the promise made by the government before the general election to give state schools the chance to opt out of local authority control and run themselves.

Pensions & Privilege

Pensions & Privilege

Philip Chappell - Social Policy

The number of shareholders in Britain has grown dramatically in the last five years, but the proportion of equities held by individuals continues to decline.

Personal Taxes for the 90's

Personal Taxes for the 90's

Jonathon Bond - Economy

The time is right for a radical reform of Britain’s income tax system.

Planning Planning

Planning Planning

Richard Eheman - Social Policy

The Government is pledged to remove constraints on the operation and expansion of businesses and to encourage the spread of home ownership; indeed, these pledges are central to its economic policies.

Politics of Manners

Politics of Manners

Peregrine Worsthorne - General

As professional people go I am not what could possibly called rich.

Property Services Agency

Property Services Agency

Keith Boyfield - Public Services

The origins of the Property Services Agency can fairly be traced back to the Middle Ages when the Sovereign employed a Clerk of the Works to maintain the royal palaces.

Reviving the Railways

Reviving the Railways

Andrew Gritten - Public Services

It is time to challenge the railway industry. If policy is not changed, it could degenerate. It is too comfortable, constricted and confused. Alternatively, but seemingly so much more laborious it could be reborn. It has the best prospect on offer in nearly a century.

Signals from a Railway Conference

Signals from a Railway Conference

John Redwood MP - Public Services

On Friday 28th October the Centre for Policy Studies assembled some 100 railway enthusiasts, analysts, critics and transport specialists for a conference to discuss ways forward for British railways.

The Local Right

The Local Right

Nicholas Ridley - General

For the last 150 years local authorities of various persuasions have represented and served their various communities.

The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

CPS - General

In his speech in January to an audience especially invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, the Chancellor of the Exchequer was eloquent on the necessity, and the force, of new ideas to sustain and carry forward a government.

A New Britain

A New Britain

Nigel Lawson - Politics

Earlier this month, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister this century – and indeed well before the next election it will have become mathematically impossible for anyone else to take the record from her.

Privatise Power

Privatise Power

Alex Henney - Social Policy

Britain's electricity supply industry is on the verge of a programme of heavy capital expenditure, to fill a supply gap forecast to widen rapidly in the early years of the next decade.

Alarm over A Levels

Alarm over A Levels

Fed Naylor - Public Services

Very many people concerned with education look with alarm at the threat to educational standards at A-level.

Britain Resurgent

Britain Resurgent

Lord Young of Graffham - General

In 1950, despite all the strains of the aftermath of a world war, the British people enjoyed the seventh highest living standard of major developed nations.

Current Choices

Current Choices

Andrew Sykes and Colin Robinson - General

Privatisation schemes can have three principal objectives, between which there are potential conflicts.